Baked Tilapia Recipe
- 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1. Place tilapia in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt; pour over the fillets. Sprinkle with capers, oregano and paprika.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Baked Tilapia
"Wow, Hope! These are the kind of recipes I'm always looking for! It's easy, but doesn't skimp on flavor. When my spouse was released from the hospital and needs to be on a "bland diet", this was great! But there is nothing bland about it! It's just plain delicious!"
"If you are trying to eat healthier, don't use tilapia! Try another mild white fish. I used salt water trout filets. Was very good."
"Really enjoyed this. I added some sliced olives because I had some open. Very tasty!"
"We had it for dinner and was very very good and quick to make give it a 5 star mary"
"Made this as written. My husband and I both thought it was ?? great, loved the capers. I will be making this again soon. I might add some chopped olives. Thanks for sharing."
"I used dill pickle chopped fine (same measurement) in place of the capers. Such a great recipe!"
"I'v been fishing for a long time around 50 yrs. so just a tip on how to make your fish tast better turn the fillets over flat side up and you will see a dark line running from end to end this is the blood line! it makes the fish taste strong so remove it by slicing it away then turn it back over and make sure its gone there might be a little left on the bottom edge i'v shown friends this and every one has thanked me as they liked the taste of there fish better"
"what can i use instead of capers????"
"Followed as is. Only put capers on half to follow kids choice and sprinkled a few green onions on top. Crazy good."
"My family loved it. Such a quick and simple meal!"
"I tested out this recipe for the first time. I'd omitted the capers and scaled back on the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and kept the salt and paprika as is. I used Italian seasoning, crushed-about 1/2 tsp. I used a smaller pan (an 8-inch square baking pan, coated with non-stick cooking spray. I used 1 Tbsp. to 2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish in place of the capers. The butter, I'd used 2 Tbsp.-the lemon juice, I'd used 1 to 2 Tbsp. and garlic powder I'd used 3/4 tsp. I baked fish for 15 minutes. This is a very tasty dish! It's moist, too! The sauce adds a nice flavor! delowenstein"
"I also added a few dashes of "Old Bay". This was very good. I will be making it again."
"I have made this several times, I add a few dashes of "Old Bay Seafood Seasoning" to each filet prior to the capers, as well as all the seasonings according to the recipe. It really turns out flavorful and great! My husband and I love this recipe. It's a keeper!!"
"This was a fantastic, easy recipe. I usually bread and fry my tilapia. This was actually easier, healthier and tastier than what I am used to. I could actually taste the tilapia, rather than just smothering the tilapia with tarter sauce and not actually tasting the fish. A great recipe.Thank you."
"I lost this when I gave my sister my cookbook! So glad to have it back. So easy So good. Even my picky BF loves it. Thank You. I double the sauce and top pasta with it! mmmm"
"The flavor combination wasn't our favorite."
"This has become a weekly staple in our house for Meatless Monday. Full of flavor and I pair with some saut?ed zucchini and wild rice. Crowd pleaser!"
"I wasn't a fan of baked fish.... Until tonight! I added lemon pepper but followed the other instructions and it came out very good!!!"
"I replaced the seasonings with Old Bay seasoning. Followed everything else exactly.Perfect"
"Delicious! Used lime instead of lemon and Hungarian sweet paprika for a little added bonus. My wife was dipping fresh tomato and lettuce in the leftover sauce. Bling. Bling. thanks!"
"My husband made this easy recipe and loved it!!,"
"I left off the capers and the oregano since this was a "first" for two young boys. They ate it with no complaints and it was an easy and tasty dish for adults, too. Use a glass baking dish since the lemon juice can scar a metal dish."
"I don't eat baked fish but since I'm trying eat healthier I decided to try this dish...it was absolutely delicious. The taste lemon-garlic butter was perfect, I paired it with mixed veggies and sauteed red potatoes!"
"It was fast and very good! My husband gave it 4 1/2 stars...he doesn't give anything 5 stars so those 4 1/2 are as good as 5 for the rest of us. I baked sweet potatoes and broccoli with lime juice, instead of salt, for side dishes. I'll be adding this to my regular quick dinner nights."
"Excellent, easy and quick! I didn't use capers, and I only had about 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice, so I substituted 1½ tablespoons of juice from a jar of dill pickles. It was a weird thought, sure, but it worked great! Will definitely make this again."
"Delicious! Loved the lemon flavor and the simplicity of the recipe."
"Amazing! Found this a while back and I have made it SO many times now. I am a HUGE fish lover and this is my favorite recipe so far. Quick and easy too!"
"This is basically a fish picatta. I adore picatta, so I loved this!"
"I've made this twice and have yet to try it (I'm a vegetarian), but my husband loves it! Said it's the tastiest fish he's ever had!"
"love the flavors of this! Quick easy meal."
"Very flavorful dish for such a simple recipe. I made as directed. I used a smaller baking dish so that this fish touched each other without overlapping. I wanted the sauce to completely cover the fish . So easy! Definitely will make again. Thank you for sharing the recipe."
"Loved it. Easy and quick. I omitted the capers since we don't like them and didn't need it. Will definitely try again with different fish."
"I grabbed this recipe quick, found I had all the ingredients and made it. So glad I did! Hubby gave rave reviews and we'll definetly have it again."
"It was easy, quick, and tasty. I left out a tablespoon of butter and it was still delicious... I will be definitely making it again!"
"This recipe was super easy to make. Drove my husband crazy with the smell and ended up having dinner earlier than usual. I would make this in a heartbeat again. Thank you for posting it!"
"Yummy and easy, I think it needs more salt for next time. Stayed nice and moist."
"Very easy, quick, and delicious. I will make this again."
"Very easy to make, plus very tasty!"
"So easy and really good. I left off the capers b/c we don't like them. Really good and easy week night meal."
"Made this for my son & husband on the BBQ grill & they loved it! I placed the fish in foil tents, poured the butter sauce over the fish, added cherry tomatoes and cooked on the grill for about 12 min or so. Served with Quinoa/brown rice mix & grilled zuchinni with a homemade Thai mango dipping sauce. Very healthy & delicious dinner that the family LOVED!"
"Had 4 Tilapia fillets and wanted to make a healthy but delicious meal. Tried this one, using only 1/2 the butter and upping the lemon juice and capers and voila! AWESOME! Will definitely make this one again. A+++"
"I love Tilapia and capers"
"I have made this dish three times in the past two weeks! I have added spices and wine to suit my tastes. It's a simple recipe that can be enhanced many ways."
"This was absolutely delicious! The only change I made was minced garlic instead of powder. Awesome taste!"
"Very good.the capers (the 1st time ive heard of them) really added a nice tartflavor to the fish."
"This was really good, even with using bottled lemon juice (I ran out of lemons). Definitely will make this again.Added bonus- since I usually only make 3 fillets at a time, this works perfectly in an 11" x 7" pan and baked in my toaster oven."
"I was out of parmesan for my regular tilapia recipe.. so i tried this one. I had no capers, but used all the rest of the ingredients. Another good recipe from Taste of Home!"
"My favorite tilapia recipe!"
"Very delicious! I didn't have the paprika but it turned out just fine without it. It was a little colorless which I assume was because I omitted the paprika. It did need more salt but it was still tasty as is. I will definitely make this again!"
"I only have one picky fish eater in the family and even she loved this, fast, lovely taste and perfect for a light easy meal! Love it :)"
"Used it to bake Swai. It was awesome. Melts in your mouth. Absolutely no fishy taste will use on differenttypes of fin fish"
"Love it! Also good with Cod. Will try it this summer with Lake perch and Walleye."
"Wonderful, melt in your mouth, buttery flavor with just a hint of lemon. Seasoning is PERFECT! Fast to make. Thawed individually vacuumed wrapped Tilapia in cold water for just a short time to thaw and had this on the table in no time at all."
"This was a big hit for my family. Even my daughter who is a very picky eater loved it"
"Easiest yet best tasting recipe using Tilapia that I have ever made. Only thing I changed was to season the filet with the garlic powder and salt instead of mixing it with the butter and lemon. It was perfect! I will say that buying fresh Tilapia versus previously frozen fish will make a huge difference in taste."
"ok for healthy food"
"Made this last night. My husband isn't a big fish eater, but he loved it. Will make again."
"This was tasty! So easy to cook with a short amount of time involved. It definitely will be a staple at our house."
"Great flavor. I fell in love with capers because of this recipe."
"I eliminated the capers as I don't like them and I forgot to add the butter after melting it in the microwave, but it still turned out great! It was very light. The bonus was how easy this is to pull together for a meal."
"Very good, even though I didn't re-read how to make this. I just tossed EVERYTHING in with the butter, Dah! Cooked for 12 minutes, perfect."
"This is one of our favorite seafood recipes. We really like it with the recipe for roasted potatoes and artichokes."
"This is a quick and simple way to prepare fish. I enjoyed the fresh lemon juice and the salty capers."
"This was very good and had a great taste. I think I would make it with olive oil instead of butter so it would be a healthier recipe."
"I made this recipe tonight for dinner. I wanted to try it because it has capers in it and I had never cooked with them before. The fish was good but I thought it was lacking a little something...I am not sure what. If I tried it again I would probably try to add another an additional spice to it. But hey I am just a beginner. lol"
"This is my favorite tilapia recipe I've made yet. I wasn't sure about the capers at first and think I'd use a little less in the future, but otherwise the flavor was really good."
"It is very tasty and lite.I will difinately be making it again."
"We liked this a lot, and will definitely make it again! I am always looking for new ways to use tilapia since it is so affordable and adaptable. Was thinking of maybe browning the fish quickly on both sides next time, just to give it a more pleasing eye appeal. Thanks to Hope Stewar for submitting the recipe."
"This was okay, nothing special. BUT~ I don't think I used enough lemon, also think it might be better with a thicker fish. Thanks for sharing."
"This is a delicious way to make a quick fish dinner. We eat this once a week. Sometimes I add dijon mustard for some zip!"
"Fish is not my favorite thing but since we need to have it a couple times a week - this is one recipe I can use to make it okay enough to eat it! For people that aren't fish eaters, use milder flavored fish such as cod, tilapia, mahi-mahi."
"Very easy, quick and great flavor every one enjoyed and and had seconds !!"
"My husband is a very fussy eater. When I tried this recipe on him, he said this is delicious - make this again. I loved it because it was so easy."
"Yummy - very easy and oh so good!!!"
"Delicious! Mine was very pale after the 15 minutes in the oven, so I broiled it very briefly. Yummy! I'll make this again and again!"
"I'm not a huge fan of tilapia, but this dish is excellent! The capers compliment the lemony sauce. My family loved it and I will be making it again!"
"I am not a cook. I rarely cook anything. Also, I generally do not like fish. I started a low calorie diet and decided to try fish again. This recipe was so easy to make and the fish turned out great. My fiancée and I both really enjoyed it!!"
"Since tilipia is an economical and mild fish I'm always looking to new ways to prepare it. This is very quick and delicious. The sauce also works well for chicken. This is a winner!"
"My husband didn't care for tilapia untill I tried this recipe, now he raves about it. I did use a little more lemon juice just because I was not too exact measuring. It was tasty, the capers really brought it to life!"
"I make this over and over... we love it."
"this is very good i have made it twice very good and very easy to make cant get enough of it thank you."
"We love this recipe - so easy and so flavorful!!"
"For a fish recipe, this was okay. I have tasted better, but I wouldn't discourage someone from making it. It is good, just not great. Next time I will follow the advice of "tho1324" on the comments, and try marinating it in lemon juice first. Since I will be doing that, I will probably use an additional Tbsp of lemon juice."
"Wow! This was an amazingly easy and DELICIOUS way to fix fish. The sauce tastes exactly like the chicken Piccata sauce from my favorite Italian restaurant. I will definitely be making this one over and over!"
"This was my first attempt at making fish. I don't eat fish often but am trying to start eating more of it. I chose this recipe because of ease of preparation and its use of capers (I love them!). It really was a very easy preparation. The result was great! The combination of lemon with the spices was very fresh-tasting and the paprika gave it just enough of a smoky flavor. I will definitely be making this again!"
"This recipe was pretty good. Instead of capers i used pepper."
"This is now in my Favorites cookbook. So quick and so delicious. I plan on trying different types of fish with this recipe."
"I didn't have capers, so I just left them out. My husand and I loved this. The fish was tender, and the flavor was just enough without being overpowering. Great with aparagus."
"I made this recipe in my electric skillet, rather than using my oven. The fish cooked in a flash and we were sitting down to eat in less than 1/2 hour from start-to-finish. Went great with green beans amandine, too!"
"This was delicious! I didn't have tilapia, so I made the recipe with sole, and I doubled the recipe for my larger family. I also used dill instead of oregano. The sole had a lot of water in it, creating so much liquid that the fish was more poached than baked. When it was done, I thickened all the extra liquid with a little cornstarch and drizzled it over the fish . Oh my gosh....it was so good! The combination of butter, lemon, dill and capers was fantastic! We will definitely be having this for dinner again soon!"
"This is an easy and yummy recipe!"
"I fix this recipe about once a week. I use a little less lemon juice, omit the oregano and use dill weed instead. My family loves it."
"Easy, delicious and healthy! I used salmon and 1 T. pineapple juice for some of the lemon juice. Yum!"
"Excellent recipe. My husband loved it. I'll definitely make it again."
"The recipe was good, but did not have the flavor I was expecting...I would push lemon juice on the fish first or would use a balsamic vinegar to marinate fish along with cilantro first then continue the recipe."
"This recipe was terrific. I will make again and again and again."
"Has anyone figured out the nutrition facts for this recipe?"
"I made this last night with mahi mahi, and it was great! I'll try it again with tilapia, which I'm sure will be great, also. I imagine this preparation would be good for any kind of fish fillets."
"re: Tilapiait is a sweet mild white fish that melts in your mouth you can also cook it in the microwaveiclue"
"Tilapia is a w2hite flesh fish,sweet,light texture,bakes or fries quickly,good hot or cold,cheap and tasty. You can add just about any topping you think of, Breaded,dipped,sprinkled ,just go with your feelings...enjoy!"
"I have seen Tilapia in the grocery store for a long time now, but never tried it..What is the flavor and texture of this fish..anyone??"
"Slight correction on definition of capers... Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. After the buds are harvested, they are dried in the sun, then pickled in vinegar, brine, wine or salt. The curing brings out their tangy lemony flavor, much the same as green olives.The size of the buds range from tiny (about the size of a baby petite green pea) up to the size of a small olive. The smallest variety from the South of France, called nonpareil, is the most prized and comes with an equally notable price-tag. Larger capers are stronger in flavor and less aromatic."
"Capers are a smale olive that have a lot of punget flaver so you can you menced green olves in place but the flaver will be more fishie tast this makes more salt to it i like more pepper spices to it in sted like chilly power or dryed itallion seasons"
"Has anyone tried this with another type of fish...such as cod?"
"What are capers? Can something else be substituted so I can make this tonight?"
"My kids 6 and 2 ask me to make this for dinner!! We LOVE it!!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.